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    takahmamash
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    I have a hold for tickets from Tel Aviv >> Moscow >> JFK (and back) at a fantastic price on Transaero Air. The online reviews I’m reading are a bit scary. Anyone here flown on Transaero and can fill me in on what to expect?

    #1095688

    zahavasdad
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    Tansareo has $299 round trip tickets to Israel, for A$299 I would take them in a heart beat

    I know a few people who flew them without incident

    #1095689

    barlev
    Participant

    The Russian rubel is losing value and there are claims the company are on the verge of bankruptcy, however the company claim that these are unfounded rumors

    #1095690

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    If you pay by Credit Card, you are protected if they go bankrupt

    #1095691

    takahmamash
    Participant

    Oh well, no credit cards accepted. They want bank transfer, Paypal, or Western Union only. I guess I’m out of luck.

    #1095692

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    You can use a credit card with paypal

    #1095693

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    I know someone who recently flew with them and the report was that it was the worst experience flying they had ever had.

    Uncomfortable seats, noisy, rude attendants.

    #1095694

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    You can pay $350 for lousy service or $950 for good service on a good airline

    Its your decision, once you get there it doesnt matter, you can spend the $600 a ticket on a nicer hotel with better food

    #1095695

    bringmoshiach
    Participant

    I flew it twice. There were a lot of other Jews on the flights and I felt very safe. It’s not the greatest airline in terms of legroom and food etc., but it got from NY to Israel back without incident twice for a much better price than other airlines.

    #1095696

    One of the chevra
    Participant

    FLIGHT OF MONDAY DEC 22 2014 – NY-TEL AVIV

    ONLY 10% !!!!! of the passengers received their luggage in Israel – All the rest of the luggage was left in Moscow!!

    No-one was served kosher food on the Moscow-TLV flight- The airline claimed “We forgot to load the kosher orders!!”

    What can happen next???

    Decide for yourself!

    #1095697

    takahmamash
    Participant

    One of the chevra, where does this information come from?

    #1095698

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    I flew with them this year. They had kosher, behaved professionally and friendly.

    #1095699

    One of the chevra
    Participant

    takahmamash: The information is first hand!

    My sister visited this past week and hats what happened.

    HaLeiVi (and all others writing about past flights from a while back) The troubles started pretty recently because the airline is in very deep financial trouble, so old stories don’t show anything.

    BEWARE!!!

    #1095700

    ah yid
    Participant

    Flew with them last week August 4 2015 and back to NY Aug 12. Was very happy with the service. I saved about $900 (for 2 tickets) The only problem I found was, the Moscow -tel aviv plane had very little leg room. On the TelAviv -Moscow flight it was just the opposite the seats were wide width extra leg room I felt I was in first class. The only other problem has nothing to do with the airline. 1) A 5 hour stop over was a bit long. (5 am – 10 am) 2)Unless you eat the airline food with the Russian hechsher you will have to bring along food. Bear in mind the total flight time is about 18 hours.

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